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Jan 14, 2020. 19 comments

Animorphs comes to graphic novels in this exclusive first look

Animorphs comes to graphic novels in this exclusive first look

Animorphs was one of the defining children’s book series of the ’90s, exploring the turbulence of adolescence through a sci-fi war story about a group of teens fighting off an alien invasion by transforming into animals. Written by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, Animorphs was fun, intense, and addressed some very heavy subject matter that exposed its young audience to the horrors of war...

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Oct 15, 2019. 8 comments

Raina Telgemeier returns to memoir to explore childhood anxiety in Guts

Raina Telgemeier returns to memoir to explore childhood anxiety in Guts

Raina Telgemeier isn’t solely responsible for the explosion of graphic novels in the current literary landscape, but sometimes it feels like the industry revolves around her. It might just be a coincidence that The New York Times revived its Graphic Books and Manga bestsellers list the week after the release of Telgemeier’s new graphic novel, Guts (Graphix), but having a bestsellers list...

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Raina Telgemeier’s Smile signaled a sea change in comics still felt today

Raina Telgemeier’s Smile signaled a sea change in comics still felt today
Back IssuesBack Issues discusses a major comic of the past, reevaluating its strengths and weaknesses while exploring the cultural context of its creation and how it has impacted the future of the comic-book medium and industry.  

This week: Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, the autobiographical graphic novel that situated Telgemeier as a major force in the comics industry.

Smile summary: Raina...

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